Questions relating to preseeding (which provides a way to automatically answer questions asked during the installation process).

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installation under vmware gets into installation loop

I'm instlling Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VMware servers. I use preseed to automate the installation. The problem I have is that once the CD-ROM image is attached to the virtual machine, and the BIOS is ...
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How do I remove the 'Write the Changes to the Disks?' question during preseed?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have spent a lot of time trying to get an unattended install up and running for my Headless Server. As it stands I have everything almost there but when ...
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Is it possible to use the conditional arguments in a preseed?

I am trying to create a preseed.cfg that is usable for a CD based installation and a network based installation. I figured the easiest way to do this would be to use a bash conditional "if". As part ...
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Ubuntu preseed - disable i386/multiarch

I'm installing servers with pre-seeding but our local mirror only has amd64 packages. Yet, installer tries to fetch sources for i386 packages as well and basically strolls on it for a while during ...
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How can I configure preseed to use a drive ONLY if it exists?

Some of the machines that I'm provisioning have a separate /dev/sdb to be used for /home, and some only have a single disk. Is there a way I can set up preseed so that if /dev/sdb exists, it uses ...
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Doing an unattended PXE installation from a local NFS volume?

I'm trying to configure unattended Ubuntu Desktop (12.10) installations booting from PXE. I've got it working, but since I had to use the initrd.gz and kernel from the mini iso, it appears only to be ...
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How to modify Ubuntu Precise .iso preseed?

I'm trying to modify the installation sequence of Ubuntu Precise. I need add a repository package inside the iso. I make my own apt repository mirror and add my own packages with reprepro ...
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How do I automate the installation of acroread?

I would like to install acroread via script without interaction. Is there a way to pre-accept the license agreement?
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How can I preseed package installation without a network connection?

I am working to create an unattended offline installation of the Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have everything preseeded so far, but I still can't figure out how to install other packages without requiring ...
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How do I preseed multiple partitions on one disk; /tmp /data /usr swap?

trying to get preseeding on 12.04 64bit with what should be a basic setup to work: /dev/sda - the only drive beeing used / - rootfs - 100GB /boot - 1GB /tmp - 10GB /data - should take all available ...
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How to enable lubuntu-12.10-alternate-amd64.iso to PXE network install the graphical desktop?

I have successfully used lubuntu-12.10-alternate-amd64.iso to PXE network install a server. But so far, I have not been able to get the desktop login installed regardless what I put in in the preseed ...
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Preseed create two empty partitions (“do not use”) with partman

I have a question about preseeding. I need to create a simple partition table like this: / 10 G EXT3 primary swap 8 G SWAP primary 100G "Do not use" primary (to be ...
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Continue with out a default route? [duplicate]

I am doing a complete unattended install of Ubuntu 12.04. I am doing static network configuration. Here is content for Static network configuration from the preseed file. d-i netcfg/disable_dhcp ...
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Detect processor during preseed post-install script

Is it possible to detect the processor, such as by uname -p, from within a preseed post-install script? uname -p returns unknown, and in-target uname -p returns nothing. I ask because I need to fetch ...
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How to use existing partition in preseeded installation?

I have a machine with 4 partitions: sda1 - root sda2 - swap sda3 - tmp sda4 - documents When I run the installation I don't want to repartition the disk. Now I read on ...
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Preseeding: Can't access cdrom?

At work we often need to install Ubuntu Server and several extra packages while offline. To make this faster, I'm creating a custom Ubuntu Server install via preseeding (following this documentation: ...
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Can't automate user creation with preseeding

I'm creating KVM guest with following virt-install options and preseed.cfg, and always user creation dialog "[!!] Set up users and passwords" is shown. How do I automate that section with preseeding? ...
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Can an apt proxy affect the use of dpkg?

I have been doing Ubuntu deployment using a preseed.cfg. After becoming comfortable with the packages being installed it was time to reduce download time and internet traffic by creating a mirror. I ...
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PXE Linux kernel line for Preseed

I want to setup a Preseed for my Edubuntu 12.04 on my PXE Server, running PXE Linux but I can't seem to figure out how to add the Preseed. LABEL Install edUbutnu Junior 12.04 x86 MENU LABEL ...
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Automated installation using preseeding from url failed (from within VirtualBox)

I'm trying to do automated installation using preseeding from url, but it failed. Basically, I'm following Ubuntu Server Quick Install, No Questions Asked! ...
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preseed-file with apt-proxy/approx

i'm using approx as a apt proxy in our network. It's still working. Now I try to install 12.04 using a preseed file. This ist the section for the mirror: d-i mirror/country string manual d-i ...
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set installer background / not able to run early_command in custom preseed file

I have a custom preseed file for a Precise Live CD (which is well loaded on boot, I checked syslog for that). My initial problem is that when booting in install mode (default behavior for a Live ...
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Which debconf preseed option to auto reboot after installation?

Another pressed config to find here .. auto reboot after installation
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Which debconf preseed option to install GRUB automatically to MBR?

NOTE: I'm using preseed here , this step should be done automatically from preseed config This is the final step before finishing installation , install grub to MBR: I'm not sure which debconf ...
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Disable confirmation for LVM in preseed file?

I'm not sure which debconf option should I use to bypass this disk change confirmation: And does the order of debconf commands matters ?
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How do I modify this preseed snippet to partition my hard drive?

I'm attempting to create my first Ubuntu Server 10.04-4 LTS x64 preseed file and I'm afraid I can't figure out the hard drive partitioning aspect: I have a 2TB hard disk that I need configured as ...
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How do I configure a preseed to skip the language support question?

I'm attempting to create a preseed configuration file for automating the install of Ubuntu Server 10.04-4 LTS x64 via a bootable USB thumb drive and I've hit a major snag in the process. The ...
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How do I preseed Postfix's mailname?

I don't want postfix to ask for its mailname i just want it to use its fqdn name. This is my preseed file
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How do I get prompted for a hostname in a preseed?

I want my automated install to ask me for a hostname. This is my preseed file and this is my pxe startup conf LABEL auto64-1110 MENU LABEL ^C Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit auto install met proxy ...
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How do I configure two NICs in ubuntu-server preseed? [closed]

I have a script that installs ubuntu server to a new VirtualBox instance via PXE and preseeding. So far it is working great, I can run a complete install and come out with a fresh machine with one ...
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Preseed late_command not running

I must be missing something obvious. I've taken over the development of a customised Ubuntu installation, which uses the 11.04 Desktop Live ISO with a customised preseed file to make the installation ...
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“No root filesystem” error when preseeding

I am trying to perform automatic installation of Ubuntu server (11.10). My partitioning recipe is here: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i ...
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How do I stop the installer putting invalid entries in my /etc/hosts file?

I have a number of Hardy hosts that seem to get an invalid hostname placed in their /etc/hosts during the installation process. There's a line in /etc/hosts on a freshly built, unmodified host that ...
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Unable to install, “no root file system is defined” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “No root file system defined” error while installing ubuntu I am trying to feed the pressed to ubiquity while installing Xubuntu 11.10 . Following is what I ...
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How do I preseed a disk to 50% / and /tmp?

I need to install ubuntu server 10.04 by preseed file and part disk into 50% for / and rest for /tmp. I tried this: # Partitioning # use first hard drive SCSI/SATA: d-i partman-auto/disk string ...
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What is the correct way of setting up an abnt2 keyboard layout in preseed?

I am creating a preseeding file for an automatic ubuntu 11.10 installation and I am having problems setting up the keyboard configuration. I need the keyboard to be configured as abnt2 so I added this ...
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automatic installation error

I have a ubuntu orchestra server setup and I'm trying to install some desktop ubuntus across the network. The version I am trying to install is 11.10. My preseed file is like this: # Preseeding only ...
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Preseed file being ignored during installation

I've followed this document pretty well (http://askubuntu.com/questions/29121/guide-to-particulars-in-customizing-ubuntu-installer / specifically: http://askubuntu.com/a/29632/36927), however it seems ...
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How can I customize the Ubuntu installer?

I would like to know how can I customize the Ubuntu installer NOT customize Ubuntu, I just want to modify the installer. We have a large environment here with lots of developers and since we don't ...
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How to set apt options like “Acquire::http::No-Cache=true” in preseed.cfg [closed]

Something on our company's network is causing some apt updates to fail during an unattended install. We recently discovered that we can fix the apt problem on a previously successful installation ...
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How can I get a PXE install to ask for the hostname

I use a pxe install for a lab of machines, one problem I have is that the hostname is always set to 'ubuntu'. This is wrong, it should instead ask during the install what hostname should be used. One ...
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How can I remove packages using preseed?

I'm setting up an automated "no questions asked" preseed system and using Dustin Kirkland's server preseed as an example. He uses the following line to install three packages as part of the ...
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How to show just a progress bar during a preseeded installation?

Based on the comment on a question on Superuser.com, I started wondering if it's possible to show a progress bar with no text during an installation. That could be used to provide a user-friendly ...
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How to prompt for input while doing preseed/late_command?

My preseed server install file executes a number of additional tasks with a bash script called with preseed/late_command. I wish to prompt for a password during this process to install LDAP ...
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How to install squid-deb-proxy-client via preseed/early_command

Using Lucid, installing from the Lucid mini.iso. Both AMD64. In the following I've tried as \, all of apt-get, apt-install, anna-install, dpkg: d-i preseed/early_command string <cmd+opt> ...
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How do I preseed the installer to use a specific locale?

I am doing a preseed (actually only ask the keyboard map and timezone) of Lucid Lynx install and trying to use the same locale that I selected in the boot screen, I.E. if I select french lang I want ...
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Full disk encryption with-preseed?

Ubuntu 8.04 and later provide encryption using LUKS and eCryptfs. The question is how to configure preseed to do it automatically? There is an option in preseed to encrypt user's home, but no option ...
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Preseeding the installer?

I need to preseed a dual boot installation of Ubuntu 10.04. I want partman to use all already existing Linux partitions and all free space (like the option when installing Fedora 13). what would that ...